College Sports

Connecticut forward Phillip Nolan (1) goes up for a rebound against Duke forward Amile Jefferson (21) and center Jahlil Okafor (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Yale Men Slip Past Vermont

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Burlington — Matt Townsend had a hand in Yale’s last three baskets, including knocking down the game-winner from the top the key with 5 seconds left as the Bulldogs edged Vermont 57-56 on Thursday night. Townsend hit a jumper with 2:44 left to put Yale (9-3) up 52-50. Kurt Steidl responded with a three-point play for the Catamounts (5-5) before Townsend fed Javier Duren for a 3-pointer that made it 55-53 at 1:56. Steidl hit a 3-pointer as Vermont regained the lead with 1:34 to go. Yale missed a shot but Duren blocked Vermont’s next attempt out of bounds with the shot clock at 1 …

Buckeyes in Cruise Control

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Columbus, Ohio — D’Angelo Russell scored 21 points and Marc Loving had 15, leading No. 12 Ohio State to a 97-55 victory over North Carolina A&T on Wednesday night. Shannon Scott added 12 assists, while Kam Williams had 15 points in the second half for the Buckeyes (9-1) in the game played before an announced crowd of 14,585 at Nationwide Arena. Ohio State …

No. 3 Arizona Wins Easily

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tucson, Ariz. — Freshman Stanley Johnson matched his season high with 18 points and the No. 3-ranked Wildcats wrapped up their nonconference home schedule with a 101-64 rout of Oakland on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (11-0) shot out to a 26-4 lead and were up by 33-8 with 7:14 left in the first half. Brandon Ashley added and Gabe York added 15 points …

Who’s In Next?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Waco, Texas — Alabama is in. So is Oregon. That we know for sure about the College Football Playoff after the top two teams in the selection committee rankings romped in their conference championship games. TCU? Maybe. The Horned Frogs were third last week and certainly did nothing …

Columbia Coach Resigns

Friday, December 5, 2014

New York — Columbia football coach Pete Mangurian resigned Friday after a winless season and amid reports about a letter that accused him of abusive coaching tactics. Mangurian was 3-27 in three seasons at the Ivy League school, and the university had previously hired a consultant to review …

Changes May Loom For Title Games

Friday, December 5, 2014

Trophies will be awarded. Champions will be crowned. A confetti cannon or two will likely be fired. And after all the celebrating is done, there is a good chance at least one conference this weekend is going to …

Big Green Sends the Kids Home Happy

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Hanover — One side of Dartmouth College’s Leede Arena was a wiggling, squealing, dancing mass of elementary school students Thursday afternoon when the Big Green women’s basketball team hosted Hartford in a nonconference clash. Egged on by loud, …

Local Roundup: Owls Outlast Chargers in OT

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New London — Colby-Sawyer’s Taylor Grande scored a game-tying layup with three seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime, but Keene State outscored the Chargers 18-10 in the extra session to earn a 91-83 victory in a non-conference men’s basketball game Thursday. Dizel Wright led …

Irving Leads Cavs Past Knicks

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New York — Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 37 points, including a layup with 10 seconds left after a timeout he didn’t seem to want, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 90-87 on Thursday night for their season-high fifth straight victory. Irving carried the Cavs …

College Basketball: Vermont Takes League Opener

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Burlington — Dre Wills made 11 points and finished with seven assists and six steals as Vermont beat Hartford 81-69 on Wednesday night in their America East opener. The Catamounts closed out the first half on a 6-0 run to lead 36-27. Kurt Steidl hit a 3-pointer after …

Jameis Winston’s Florida State Hearing Ends, No Decision

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. — A two-day hearing at Florida State that could determine quarterback Jameis Winston’s future at the university ended on Wednesday with no decision and no definitive timetable on when the case will be resolved. The hearing, …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth QB Named Finalist for Top Ivy Honor

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College football quarterback Dalyn Williams was named as one of the two finalists for the Bushnell Cup, given to the Ivy League’s top offensive and defensive players. Williams is a finalist for the offensive award. Williams, chosen as the first-team All-Ivy quarterback, is joined by …

Michigan Fires Coach

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Ann Arbor, Mich. — The quote became symbolic of Brady Hoke’s attitude, and the promise his tenure as Michigan’s coach seemed to offer. “This is Michigan, for God’s sakes,” he said shortly after being hired in 2011. Lately, …